Roads and streets
In a town or city, street is the most general word for a road with houses and buildings on one or both sides.
a street map of London
Street is not used for roads between towns, but streets in towns are often called Road .
Mile End Road
A road map of France would show you the major routes between, around and through towns and cities.
Other words used in the names of streets include: Circle , Court , Crescent , Drive , Hill and Way . Avenue suggests a wide street lined with trees. A lane is a narrow street between buildings or, in BrE , a narrow country road.
The high street
High street is used in BrE , especially as a name, for the main street of a town, where most shops, banks, etc. are.
the record store in the High Street
high street shops
In NAmE Main Street is often used as a name for this street.
British and American English use different words for the roads that connect towns and cities. Motorways , (for example, the M57) in BrE , freeways , highways or interstates , (for example State Route 347, Interstate 94, the Long Island Expressway) in NAmE , are large divided roads built for long-distance traffic to avoid towns.
ring road（英国英语）/ outer belt（北美英语）指为减少市中心的交通流量修建的环城公路。在北美英语中亦可叫做beltway，不过该词通常指华盛顿市的环城公路。bypass指不穿越市中心，绕过城市的旁道。
A ring road ( BrE ) / an outer belt ( NAmE ) is built around a city or town to reduce traffic in the centre. This can also be called a beltway in NAmE , especially when it refers to the road around Washington D.C. A bypass passes around a town or city rather than through the centre.